E3 News: Nintendo All-Access 3DS Software Showcase

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Earlier today Nintendo held the third of their presentations to the public at E3. This presentation was aimed squarely at the 3DS and it’s upcoming list of games for release in  the very near future and by very near, we mean 2012. There some omissions from the presentation, most noticeably Animal Crossing which I didn’t really mind, not being a huge fan of the series.

Would have been great to see Metroid get a mention but Samus was nowhere to be seen but enough was showcased to satisfy Japandaman HQ.

  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Epic Mickey Power of Illusion
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Transformers Prime The Game
  • Rabbids Rumble
  • Heroes of Ruin
  • Pokemon Black Version 2/Pokemon White Version 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2

The talk then turned to stats, particularly how in the States 70% of 3DS units are connected to the internet, more than 58 million messages had been sent using SwapNote and how five apps/games had been downloaded more than a million times each in the USA.
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I personally thought it was great and thoroughly enjoyed it, I’ve been hearing negativity about the showcase about why wasn’t this game shown, why wasn’t that game shown, etc. Even if game A or game B had been shown, there will always be people to look for the faults and pick on other issues. It’s a no win situation for developers at times. I think there’s loads of fantastic games coming out that will help to cement the 3DS’s position in the marketplace. It’s already number 1, now let’s see where Nintendo, and developers, take us next.

Some rather amateur pics that I took on my camera phone from the presentation.

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